Health minister: Covid hospitalisation rate has dropped from 20% to 4.5%

  • The health minister also reiterated the significance of vaccination and announced the government aimed to send about 40 mobile groups to regions of the country where “vaccines are less available.” Photo: Georgian Health Ministry.

Agenda.ge, 26 Jan 2022 - 15:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

The hospitalisation rate for those infected with coronavirus in Georgia has decreased from 20% to 4.5%, Georgian health minister Zurab Azarashvili said earlier today. 

Azarashvili said over 8,000 beds were available at hospitals for patients, up to 4,500 of which had been occupied over the last two weeks.

Azarashvili said the expectation regarding the severity of the Omicron coronavirus variant had been met, noting the surge of daily cases had not increased pressure on the hospital sector. 

He further added the main workload was observed at online clinics, noting “in the last week we have added many qualified family physicians as well as call centre operators.”

The health minister also reiterated the significance of vaccination and announced the government aimed to send about 40 mobile groups to regions of the country where “vaccines are less available.”

Also, we are launching a communication campaign on vaccination and it will explain the benefits of immunisation,” Azarashvili added. 

Georgia has registered 17,530 new Covid-19 cases and 39 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

Overall, 1,607 cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in the country as of January 26.

A total of 1,212,744 people have been fully vaccinated in Georgia amounting to 42.2% of the country’s adult population.

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